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October 2018 proclaimed California Redwoods Month by Gov. Brown.

Governor Proclaims October California Redwoods Month

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Governor Jerry Brown has proclaimed October 2018 California Redwoods Month in honor of the redwood forests, “a globally significant treasure and a quintessential symbol of the Golden State.” With this Proclamation, Governor Brown and the State of California have taken an important stand for the redwoods!

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Pristine unnamed creeks run through Harold Richardson Redwoods Reserve.

3 Measures to Support Our Forests

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NEW PROPOSITION BOLSTERS LEAGUE PARKS AND CLIMATE CHANGE WORK California voters made history last summer by approving a funding measure to enable improvement of parks and provide more access to them, protect our water, fight climate change, and address the … Continued

Marbled murrelet is listed as "Endangered." Photo by Tim Lenz, Flickr Creative Commons

The Endangered Species Act is Endangered

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The Department of the Interior is working to revise regulatory language in the ESA. The alarming proposal would allow for the analysis of economic impacts when considering listing species or considering protections — a reversal of the current statute.

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Deadline Soon: Speak Up for LWCF, the Top US Conservation Fund

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America’s most useful and cost-effective conservation program is about to expire this September, and we need your help to keep it going! For more than 50 years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has served as the engine of America’s conservation and outdoor recreation movement. Without using a single taxpayer dollar, LWCF invests in our quality of life, a booming recreation economy, and our history and culture, protecting iconic places like Muir Woods National Monument.

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Vote "Yes" on Prop 68. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Vote #YesOn68 and Tell a Friend

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Save the Redwoods League supports Proposition 68, the Clean Water and Safe Parks Act, because this measure will provide the investments we need to help keep California’s redwoods resilient and accessible to everyone. Help spread the word and vote #YesOn68!

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Show Your Support for Clean Water, Safe Parks

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As a California voter, you can make a transformational investment in our redwood forests and parks, and our state’s water resources by voting “yes” on June 5 for Proposition 68, the Clean Water and Safe Parks Act of 2018. The act would provide sorely needed funding to improve parks with new trails and visitor amenities and help our redwood parks remain healthy as the climate changes and our population grows. See how you can take action today.

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LWCF funding would help us protect the pictured Mailliard Ranch. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Give Thanks for a Conservation Victory

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Good news about America’s most important conservation program: Save the Redwoods League and our conservation partners are celebrating recent bipartisan federal legislation that increases spending for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Thanks to our lawmakers, many critical conservation and recreational access projects will receive funding this year. Urge your member of Congress to reauthorize LWCF before it expires in September.

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Help protect redwoods by voting ‘Yes’ on Prop 68 in June!

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Save the Redwoods League is part of the statewide coalition working to pass the Clean Water and Safe Parks Act, or Proposition 68, which if approved by voters will bring critical investments to California’s redwood forests. You can help protect redwoods and enhance our beloved redwood parks by voting “Yes” on Prop 68 in June.

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The League plans expanded access to the breathtaking Headwaters Forest Reserve with support from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. Speak up to reauthorize the program. Photo by Mike Shoys

Join Our Advocacy Campaigns, Contact Your Lawmakers

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Use your vote and voice to speak up for California’s iconic coast redwood and giant sequoia forests. Save the Redwoods League needs you to join our campaigns and stand for the redwoods: Learn the latest on three crucial funding sources and one bill that would protect our national monuments. And celebrate a conservation success in Oregon!

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Field crew sampling young and old sequoias in a Bearskin Grove canopy gap. Photo by Marc D. Meyer

Questions Remain for Giant Sequoia National Monument

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National Public Lands Day on September 30 celebrates our nation’s cultural and natural resources that are open to everyone, but the work to defend our national monuments continues. This year, along with celebrating our public lands, unfortunately, comes trepidation, as we face the threat of eroded protections at a scale never seen before in U.S. history.

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